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[French, from Old French vaudeis, from Medieval Latin Waldēnsēs; see Waldenses.]
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pl n, sing -dois
1. (Roman Catholic Church) another name for the Waldenses
2. (Peoples) the inhabitants of Vaud
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Wal•den•ses(wɔlˈdɛn siz, wɒl-)
members of a Christian sect that arose in 1170 in S France under the leadership of Pierre Waldo and that joined the Reformation in the 16th century.
Wal•den′si•an (-si ən, -ʃən) adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Vaudois - a Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century|
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